|Type||2000 Series / 21382 GA-E|
|Location||Port of Ghent, Belgium|
|Application||Loading Scrap into Handymax VesselsOffloading Barges and CoastersStockpiling|
|Mount||High Portal on Rail Lower|
|Lift Capacity||44 UStons / 40 Mtons|
|Reach||125 ft / 38,2 m|
|Attachment||15.7 yd³ / 12 m³ Orange Peel Grab|
|Power Source||800-hp / 600 kW Electric Motor|
This is the third successful installation of an E-Crane for Van Heyghen Recycling, part of the group Galloo. There are now seven E-Crane balanced cranes operational at the different Galloo sites in Belgium and France.
The new 2000 Series E-Crane has greatly reduced operating time and costs in loading Handymax vessels and in receiving, handling and stocking scrap in the yard. The E-Crane is used for stockpiling the scrap to a height of over 25 meters, necessary to ensure there is enough scrap ready for the loading of Handymax ships. Since the arrival of the new E-Crane, unloading barges with scrap for this stockpile takes less than half the time it did before! When loading smaller coasters, the measured loading rate surpasses 1.000 tph and with the help of this 2000 Series E-Crane, the ocean going Handymax ships can now be loaded in under 48 hours.
It took some effort to convince the local management, that was renting mobile harbor cranes for many years, of the benefits of the E-Crane solution. I promised them an improvement of 25% and I must admit that even I was pleasantly surprised to see that with the E-Crane we are now saving up to 50% in time compared to the old situation with the rental cranes.